The Middle East

The Middle East: In-Depth Reports

Palestinian Ballots and Bullets. Anarchy in the West Bank in the run-up to October elections.

Yoni Ben-Menachem, the Jerusalem Center’s senior Middle East Analyst: The Palestinian Authority has arrested 100 suspects and in Nablus confiscated some one million shekel’s worth of weapons, including rockets. Read More »

Egypt and Jordan Fear a Hamas Victory in the West Bank

Sharp divisions within Abbas’ Fatah organization Read More »

The Hot Arab Summer in the West Bank

Internal tensions continue in Palestinian cities. Read More »

A Road to Bypass Mahmoud Abbas?

Will Abbas become irrelevant? Read More »

Israeli Expert: Arab Regime Crackdowns Are Pushing New ISIS Recruiting

Assessing the strength of the Islamic State, Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, former Deputy Head for Assessment of Israeli Military Intelligence, said:
“A huge coalition of forces, air forces, and other countries are participating in trying to quell the Islamic state. But they haven’t reached the final goal because they don’t have boots on the ground. Now with 30,000 fighters, it seems that the Islamic State is still there to accompany us for the next couple of years at least.”
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The PA, Based in Ramallah, Faces Opposition in Other Towns

Gun battles in Nablus and Tulkarem Read More »

King Abdullah: Jordan Is Responsible for Arab Interests in Jerusalem, Not the Palestinians

King Abdullah of Jordan made some very strong statements against Jews going to the Temple Mount. Should Israel be concerned?
Jerusalem Center Arab Affairs analyst Pinhas Inbari noted: “I think that the Muqata in Ramallah should be more concerned than Israel because King Abdullah’s main message was not against Israel, as strange as it may seem, it was against the Muqata in Ramallah, because King Abdullah of Jordan was representing the Palestinian problem instead of the PLO, and he mentioned his sole responsibility over Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa mosque, which is the role of the Palestinians, as far as they are perceiving their role in Jerusalem. And he did not mention the Palestinians in Jerusalem, but he mentioned the Arabs in Jerusalem, which means there is no legitimacy to the PA in Jerusalem.” Read More »

Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel

Falsehoods and misperceptions in the service of bias Read More »

The Curious State Department Announcement on Israeli Settlements

The State Department’s obsession with Jewish settlements Read More »

Ethnic Opposition to Iran’s Regime Is on the Rise

In Iran, oppressed Kurdish and Arab Sunni minorities awaken Read More »

One Year after the Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran is reaping the benefits; the West pays the price of its weakness; and we will all live with the consequences Read More »

International Funding for Salaries and Benefits to Terrorists

How the Palestinian Authority launders money through the PLO Read More »

Why Egypt’s Foreign Minister Came to Israel

Egypt sends a message to the Arab world Read More »

Egyptian Foreign Minister in Israel – Something Positive at Last

Beyond intelligence to fight ISIS, Israel can help Egypt’s economy, science, hi-tech, and agriculture
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The Postwar Career of Nazi Ideologue, Johann von Leers, aka Omar Amin, the “First Ranking German” in Nasser’s Egypt

Abstract Johann von Leers, aka Omar Amin (1902-1965), was one of the foremost antisemitic propagandists of the Third Reich. He hated Jews and Judaism, as well as Christianity, which he regarded as a Jewish sect. As a young man, he […] Read More »